Tuesday, June 11, 2013

MFP Blog Hop Day 1 - I Need a Vacation

June Blog Hop! 

This month's New Stamp Set Releases are

 Featured June 11th - Need a Vacation
Featured June 12th - Fire Fighter
Featured June 13th  - Be Proud
 Featured June 14th- Classic Dad

Please hop along with us! You have a chance to win one of the above stamp sets!  Just comment on the blogs listed below (don't forget this one) each day for more chances to win!  (You do NOT have to comment on all the blogs each day! The names are drawn randomly!) All four winners will be announced on June 15, 2013, on the Mark's Finest Papers blog. You can go back and comment if you missed a day.  (HINT: The more you comment, the more chances you have to win; and comments on the MFP blog count twice!) The deadline for commenting is 11 PM EST on Friday,  June 14, 2013.

 The special stamp set we have for you this month is:

"You Are an Angel"

 The mini stamp set we have for you this month is


I used a little bit of paper piecing for my first card.  I had a pad of K & Company designer paper that had some tropical-looking paper in it, so I stamped the hibiscus on the same papers as I used for the inside and the front panel.  When I inked up the sentiment, I rubbed the ink off the heart before I stamped it.  Then I punched out a small heart from the same patterned paper.

Here is the inside.  The flamingo is also paper-pieced.

When you go on vacation, chances are that you'll send a post card or two back to your friends.  So I made one using some of the images from another MFP set, All Postal.  I found a small piece of patterned paper in my "blue" drawer that had some words on it that seemed to be appropriate for a leisurely vacation -- peace, tranquility, calm, serenity.

I hope you like my "vacation" cards and plan to check out the rest of the design team members' blogs.  I'm sure you'll love what everyone has done with this fun set.
Patty P.,  Lois (that's me),  Jane,  Debbie,  Pam,  Pat,  Thrifty Stamper,  MariLynn,  Karen,  Bonnie,  Kathy,  Angela,  Cathy,  Toni,  Sue,  Janine,  An'jenic,  
Kate,  Shirley,  Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co 

Card 1
Stamps:  Mark's Finest Papers - I Need a Vacation
Paper:  Mark's Finest Papers Spring Leaf, Snow Storm Smooth; K & Company Hannah DP
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Tim Holtz Distress Bundled Sage
Accessories:  Copic markers, Sponge applicator, heart punch

Card 2
Stamps:  Mark's Finest Papers - I Need a Vacation, All Postal
Paper:  Mark's Finest Papers Bang-Up Blue, Licorice Whips, Snow Storm Smooth; unknown DP
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories:  Copic markers


wannabcre8tive said...

Awesome cards, Lois. I love the beautiful paper pieced flowers. The post card is cute and I like that you combiined those two stamp sets. So perfect together.

Janine said...

Great cards - like your stamp idea with the flamingo.

Pat Garvin said...

Awesome color on the first card.

Pam said...

Love the cards. The paper piecing with the hibiscus is so pretty and your second is the perfect tropical postcard theme!

Jane said...

Two wonderful cards Lois! You always inspire me with all the detail you use on them. Both are perfect!

sillygirl said...

My favorite is the last card! But they are all great...

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

That paper piecing is gorgeous! Your creations are just lovely, Lois!

MariLynn said...

Lois, both of your cards are fantastic. I love the paper piecing on the first card, and your second card is so creative. I love the flamingo "stamp".

Joyce Casaldi said...

What fabulous cards.,

Ravengirl said...

Wonderful work Lois! I really enjoyed the paper pieced hibiscus and flamingo!

Michelle N. said...

Wonderful cards Lois! Both would be wonderful to send to friends from a tropical vacation!

Kathy Bradley said...

Very pretty cards and wonderful coloring. I love your postcard and the DP is perfect.

Winnie and Patty said...

Fabulous cards Lois!!! Love them both, especially the joy fold card! TFS

Karenladd said...

LOVe the vacation post card you made!

Sue D said...

Great vacation cards. I like the paper piecing on the first one.

Kate said...

Two fantastic creations! Love the paper piecing.

loulou said...

Love the paper piecing on the gorgeous hibiscus and what a great idea to make postcards.

kren said...

I love your joy fold cards and the post card too! I have a blue slot up here and a blue box at my other location. TFS!

Keep it simple. Keep it fun.

Cathy Clouston said...

So pretty, I love the colours!

Angie said...

Gorgeous paper piecing on your Joy fold. Very pretty Flamingo on the inside! Love your Post Card!!! Fun the way you placed the flamingo in the stamp!